... into two classes: those which create the faculty of arrangement, and those which use it and exercise it. Mathematics exercises it, but I do not think it creates it; and unfortunately, in mathematics as it is now often taught, the pupil is launched... A New Era of Thought - Page 18by Charles Howard Hinton - 1888 - 216 pagesFull view
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Petr Demʹi︠a︡novich Uspenskiĭ - Consciousness - 1922 - 336 pages
...in mathematics as it is now often taught, the pupil is launched into a vast system of symbols: the whole use and meaning of symbols (namely, as means...him. . . . Of the possible units which will serve for the study of arrangement, I take the cube; and I have found that whenever I took any other unit...